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Superintendent Steve Bradshaw started sleeping with a shotgun following a disturbing hacking incident involving his district in Columbia Falls, Mont.
—Lauren Grabelle for Education Week

Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats

New survey data show K-12 technology leaders have been slow to identify and respond to cybersecurity challenges, resulting in problems nationwide. (November 28, 2017)

Spotlight on Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

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Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About 1-to-1 Technology Initiatives in Schools?
How much do you know about 1-to-1 technology initiatives in schools, how teachers are using technology in classroom instruction, and what the next frontier of the 1-to-1 model may look like?

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Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling.

Digital Education Blog

08/15 03:51 pm | Congress Considering $95 Million for Study of Technology's Effects on Children | The Children and Media Research Advancement Act has bipartisan support and the backing of both industry and advocates. But previous versions have languished in Congress.

EdTech Researcher Blog

08/04 12:17 pm | Playing Games in Teacher Education: How Do Preservice Teachers Respond to Game-Based Learning: Part II | Responses of pre-service teachers to playing a game about school.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

08/15 06:00 am | We're Doing It Wrong: A Teacher's View on How to Fix It | An inside look (and listen) at a recent conversation Tom had with David Michael Slater about his new book, We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just ...

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Education Technology Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the use of technology in the classroom, including 1-to-1 digital initiatives, blended learning, and more.

SPECIAL REPORT: Tech Counts 2017

Classroom Technology: Where Schools Stand
This report examines how schools are tackling tech training for teachers, "passive" vs. "active" use of digital tools, and online learning needs.

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A new state supreme court ruling will allow the Ohio state department of education to seek repayment of tens of millions of dollars from the beleaguered online charter school.
August 8, 2018 – Education Week
The popular video game holds promise, but that doesn’t mean adults should ignore what kids are doing online, write two researchers.
August 8, 2018 – Education Week
The state law passed after the Parkland massacre calls for a new “integrated data repository” that’s raising questions about privacy and civil liberties.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week
What with all the swiping, scrolling, snap-chatting, surfing and streaming that consume the adolescent mind, an American parent might well watch his or her teen and wonder whether any sustained thought is even possible.
July 18, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
New smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa can help support classroom teachers, but they also spark "Big Brother"-style worries.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Despite worries about privacy and effectiveness, tech companies are offering facial-recognition technologies to school leaders facing pressures to keep students safe.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Now that students can integrate code and multimedia into the texts they create, schools need a new approach to literacy, writes Chris Panell.
June 20, 2018 – Teacher
Getting a more accurate enrollment count for the start of the school year is just one way that Head Start centers use data to improve operations.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
In remote regions of rural Alaska, both schools and the students themselves have to work harder to put together an education that meets students' needs.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Districts in multiple states criticized for being "overzealous" in pursuing felony charges against students who breached school networks in order to change grades.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week

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